Monday, 8 November 2021

Balanced Diet Scheme Expanded to Another 67 Schools, 21,000 Children

ZAGREB, 8 Nov, 2021 - The School Scheme in Croatia programme, which is aimed at promoting a balanced diet and is now in its eighth year, has been expanded to another 67 schools and 21,000 children as well as to another 106,000 children consuming milk and dairy products, the Agriculture Ministry said on Monday.

The expansion is the result of a campaign the ministry conducted from October 2020 to October 2021, together with the Paying Agency for Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development, among schools, suppliers and other state authorities.

The programme promotes EU health policies and includes ensuring fruit and vegetables in primary and secondary schools as well as milk and dairy products in primary schools as additional meals.

In the 2022-21 school year, 803 schools participated in the programme with 49 suppliers and 289,686 pupils, for whom 639.5 tonnes of fruit and vegetables and 312,411 litres of milk and dairy products were utilised.

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